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27thJun2019

What Do Independent Building Inspectors Do for New Builds?

  • Article by: Sally Wood

When it comes to newly built homes, your builder must enlist the services of a building inspector to confirm structural integrity and adherence with all relevant building codes and standards. However, for your own peace of mind, you may also wish to hire an independent building inspector—particularly if you feel unsure about the competence of your builder, or even the building inspector.

Manse group new home inspections
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For any new build, mandatory inspections are usually listed on your building permit. This usually includes inspections of: footings, the slab, framing, waterproofing, and then a final inspection of the entire property. During each inspection, the building inspector must approve the work completed, before any further work can continue. If the work is not up to scratch, problems will have to be rectified and another inspection conducted.


Manse Group Pre pour inspection 
source from insta: manse group

Hiring an independent building inspector can give you peace of mind about the quality of the construction of your new build. Constructing any new build is a complicated and intricate process—another set of eyes never hurts. Plus, if your independent inspector happens to pick up on any issues, it can save you a lot of money in long-term remediation work.

 
Published: 27/06/2019
Author: Sally Wood
Company: homeshelf.com.au
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